Rocking out with Sesame Street

Over the weekend we were able to take the girls to their 1st concert!  Haha!  So obviously it wasn’t a real concert, but going to see Elmo and the other other Sesame Street characters are as close to Rock Stars for these girls as you can get! 

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About a week before the show the girls helped me pick out some blue, pink and purple tulle.  I spent a few late nights cutting, tying, and fluffing to make two fabulous Abby Cadabby tutus!  After a few tries and failed attempts they came out pretty cute but not very durable.  Oh well, they were a hit with the girls so that’s all that matters! 

Thanks to my wonderful MIL we had passes for a Meet the Characters Photo Shoot before the show!  I was most anticipating this part as I was dieing to see if the girls would sit with them or freak out!  Leading up to the day of the show we talked with Corinne (since we all know she leads the pack) about the size of the characters.   We were trying to prep her for the fact that they were going to be huge in her eyes and hopefully avoid her being scared.  It seemed to work!  While were were in line waiting our turn my Mom and I could see the excitement on her face which in turn helped McKenzie be excited and not scared.  When it was our turn they sat right on Elmo and Cookie Monsters’ laps and took pictures.  Now they may look like they were being tortured in the picture but I swear they were having fun! 

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The show itself was tons of fun!  It wasn’t too loud or flashy that the girls became scared!  The storyline was cute and age appropriate and there was lots of singing and dancing.  McKenzie surprised us by dancing and singing through the whole show!  Corinne was upset that she could not get on the stage and dance with Abby but overall she had a great time!  Here’s a few more pictures of our day!

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How to save the day!

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Happy Birthday Elmo!  The girls and I spent almost a week talking about how we were going to sing this to him, blow out the candles on his cake and do crafts with our friends the Minklers.  Well, at least that was our plan.

A local children’s museum was hosting a Birthday party for Elmo and we were super excited to go!  The morning of the party we dressed in our Elmo shirts and set out for the museum.  Unfortunately we were not able to attend the party and between my girls and the Minkler children we had 5 very unhappy toddlers.

So like most Moms under pressure we came up with Plan B!  We took the kids to a local indoor play area for lunch and I double pinky promised my girls that when they woke up from their naps we would have our own Birthday party for Elmo!  After a few minutes of convincing we were able to get the kids in the car and off to eat lunch.

While the girls napped I made some red cupcakes and searched our garage for leftover party decorations from Corinne’s Sesame Street party.  I frosted the cupcakes and brought their table into the kitchen for the party.  Although it was last minute I’d say the party came out great and they had a blast!

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